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crab cream croquettes

  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 486 kcal
  • Total Time: 1 h 30 m
    • Prep: 1 h 15 m
    • Cook: 15 m
  • Japanese: Kani-kurīmu-korokke
Crab Cream Croquettes


  • 5 ounces boiled crab meat
  • 4 ounces onion
  • a little salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter for searing onion
  • 1 1/2 ounces butter
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 4 tablespoons flour


  • 1 ounce flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ounces bread crumbs
Step 1

step 1:

Slice the onion. Split the crab meat into strips by hand.

Step 2

step 2:

Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a frying pan over a low flame and sear the onion. After it becomes clear, remove from the heat.

Step 3

step 3:

Heat the 1 1/2 ounces of butter in a pot over a very low flame and melt. Add the 4 tablespoons flour and stir with a spatula.

Step 4

step 4:

Add half of the milk and stir well with a spatula until the flour is no longer visible. Add the remaining milk and stir very well, making sure the flour does not become lumpy.

Step 5

step 5:

Add the onion, crab meat, salt and pepper. Stir well and remove from the heat.

Step 6

step 6:

Pour the mixture into a stainless steel tray and cover. Let this mixture cool down. Put it in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour.

Step 7

step 7:

Remove from the refrigerator. Form into 8 cylindrical patties.

Step 8

step 8:

Lightly coat the patties with the flour in a pan.

Step 9

step 9:

Beat the egg in a bowl and coat the patties with the egg.

Step 10

step 10:

Then coat well with the bread crumbs in a separate pan.

Step 11

step 11:

Heat the oil to 340 °F and deep-fry the patties 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until golden brown.


Serve and, if you desire, sprinkle a little salt on top.


This croquette is one of the most standard Japanese croquettes. The combination of crab and white cream sauce has a refined taste.